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New wealth from the Old World: glass, jet and mirrors in the late fifteenth to early sixteenth century indigenous Caribbean

Abstract:

One of the most momentous cross-cultural collisions occurred in the Caribbean in 1492, heralding a period of rapid change in both ‘New’ and ‘Old’ Worlds. During the early years of the colonial period, when new relationships were being established, material objects became active agents in the interactions between the indigenous Taíno and the Spanish. The Taíno gifted the Spanish with objects that had significance in their own world, in an attempt to enmesh the Spanish into Taíno socio-politica...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
School of Archaeology
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Grant:
Pre-Hispanic Caribbean Sculptural Arts in Wood
Leverhulme Trust More from this funder
Publisher:
Archaeopress Ltd Publisher's website
Publication date:
2018-03-27
Acceptance date:
2018-02-13
Pubs id:
pubs:827013
URN:
uri:0d6b8be4-7075-4fba-ac47-15a786be0dbb
UUID:
uuid:0d6b8be4-7075-4fba-ac47-15a786be0dbb
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pubs:827013

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